Something that I see is super popular this summer is denim skirts. While I spent my entire childhood trying to dodge the ones Mama bought me, I have been very reluctant to buy a pair even though they look so cute on everyone else! That’s how I got the idea for this DIY denim skirt! Instead of buying a brand-new denim skirt, why not make one out of an old pair of jeans
This Saturday, Beanies & Weenies has been graced by a guest post from Katja Orel at Wild for Nature! She has wonderful tutorials to make your own natural skincare and beauty products and so much more natural goodness on her blog. Check her out!
I don’t know about you but come summer, my skincare products change quite a bit. And so does my relationship towards heavy skin lotions or facial oils. There is a strict no, no for butters and anything of the sort. In my personal belief, summer is all about light, refreshing, cooling, and soothing. That’s why we’re making a fragrant facial toner with green tea extract. Let’s get to it!
With only a few weeks of Spring left, I decided it was time for Spring cleaning last week (Better late than never!) and while cleaning up my entire hours, I decided to make this DIY peony wreath for summer. Since it's right around the corner, I figured my house needed a little Summer touch and what better way than with pretty peony blooms?!
I am so excited to share my latest DIY project with you: my microwave cart turned bar cart! I am so in love with the way this turned out. It makes the perfect addition to my dining room.
This project came to be for a number of reasons. First, I had a whole bunch of liquor bottles taking up valuable space on my my kitchen counter. Second, my parents were getting rid of this old microwave cart and I thought it had potential. Third, I have an empty wall in my dining room that I felt needed something and I have always wanted a bar cart. Thus, this DIY project was born!
If there's one thing I refuse to think about, it's how dirty my makeup brushes are. Makeup brush cleaning has always seemed like chore that never really has the results I want. (Don't even ask me how long it's been since I last tried to clean them).
Between all the foundation, concealer, and eye shadow caked on the bristles of my brushes, I just assume dunk them in acid before I try to clean every last drop of makeup off of them.
Just in time for Memorial Day! If you're in need of something to spice up the buffet table at your Memorial Day cookout, look no further than this DIY tiered tray. It's super cute and great for holding desserts, utensils and so much more.
I put this little beauty together for $5 and it took all of 10 minutes. I bought the various cake plates and trays from the dollar store and used hot glue to attach the painted candlesticks. The best part about this DIY tiered tray is how customizable it is.
I went for a silver galvanized look, but this tiered tray is just as easily recreated with glass or plastic and painted with any color. I have seen these trays on kitchen and bathroom counters, too. They're great for storage and display.
If you're in need of some cute display this Memorial Day, you can make this DIY tiered tray in 10 minutes and for $5. Check out the instructions below!
Things have been crazy for me these last few months. I have not had time to maintain my website like I should due to producing an awards show in Las Vegas, graduating, and turning 21, but now that things are winding down, prepare for a Beanies & Weenies like you've never seen before.
This past semester was rough. I was taking 17 credit hours worth of classes and working as an editor at ECU's student newspaper. On top of that, I was part of a specially chosen group of students who flew to Las Vegas at the end of April to attend the National Association of Broadcasters convention and produce the Best of Festival awards show for the Broadcast Educators Association. I have been a busy bee since February!
Now that graduation is over and my birthday has passed (I finally turned 21!), I plan on dedicating a lot more time into Beanies & Weenies and my freelance services. For starters, I plan on updating this website and posting many more blog posts with cool patterns and tutorials. I also plan crochet a giant inventory of goodies for Etsy, local markets, and maybe, just maybe, a few giveaways (shhhhh!).
Anyway, that was my quick update. Check back later this week for what could be a fun crochet pattern or interesting DIY. I haven't decided yet.
Until then, check out these pictures to see what I've been up to for the last 3 months!
Besides a Christmas Tree, one decoration that always screams "Christmas" to me is a Christmas wreath. There's just something about the red and green colors and the wiff of Christmas tree when you open the door that makes you feel right at home.
With only 6 days until Christmas, everyone is bustling around buying last minutes gifts (or all your gifts if you're like me), prepping for all the cooking and baking taking place in the next week, and tidying up for all the visitors that will be in and out of houses between now and Christmas.
Fall is officially upon us! That means it’s time to break out the pumpkin spice and thick, cozy scarves. Most importantly, it means breaking out the fall decorations! This time of year is my favorite time to work on DIY fall home décor projects. All the reds, oranges, and yellows fill me with so much inspiration that I find it hard to create everything that I want to.
First up on my fall DIY list was a new fall wreath to decorate the door of my apartment. Naturally, I reached for reds, oranges, yellows, and some earthy tones and included plenty of fall leaves.
Having just moved in my first apartment, I felt the need to create a DIY wreath to spruce up my plain front door for summer. DIY projects are a great way to pass the time during the summer. They keep you busy and creative. Making a summer wreath seems daunting, but it is actually quite simple to make your own wreath once you know what to use.
When it came to making a summer wreath, I was inspired by all of the greenery surrounding my apartment. I'm lucky to enough to live in an apartment with a pretty forest view from my patio and wanted to reflect that in my summer wreath. And don't forget all the beautiful blooming flowers that you can include in your DIY wreath.
I'm Jennifer, a 26 year-old crochet enthusiast who loves sharing my projects with the world. You shop shop a variety of my designs on Etsy!
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